Seattle is the sum of the city and its surroundings

Sunset from Mt Rainier

Seattle is a growing city with a lot to offer with all its wilderness parks, great restaurants and bars and nightlife. However, just 25 miles in any direction, you experience things I always thought you would need a vacation to access. My wife and I have internalized the Seattle lifestyle and incorporated a lot of backcountry and outdoors into our life. We don’t take the car to work. But we do take the car to get out there where people don’t usually go and enjoy nature on a weekly basis. Here’s what Seattle looks like as experienced via half-day and full-day ventures into it’s surroundings:

You can build a snow-cave on an active volcano, two hours from the city.
You can build a snow-cave on an active volcano, two hours from the city.
You can see gorgeous sunsets any time of the year
You can see gorgeous sunsets any time of the year
You can climb a 12,500ft mountain in one day!
You can climb a 12,500ft mountain in one day!
You can go snowboarding after work
You can go snowboarding after work
Walk alongside glaciers
Walk alongside glaciers
Or plunge into a crevasse on the awesome glaciers
Or plunge into a crevasse on the awesome glaciers
Of course, you get the beautiful city views all the time
Of course, you get the beautiful city views all the time

When you start counting the stuff within a 0.5-4 hour radius of the city, coupled with the clean crisp air and beautiful city itself, the bar is set pretty high when you decide to go someplace on a vacation!

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